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newbie
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Joined: 26 May 2006
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Posted: 26 May 2006 at 1:32pm  

Hi,

Here is what I'm attempting to do and would like you to tell me which one of the tools is right for me.

I have a typical ecommerce site with these types of URLs:

xx.com/cat_view.asp?cat=Watches&sortid=1

xx.com/cat_view.asp?cat=watches&sortid=1&pageno=2

xx.com/cat_view.asp?cat=watches&sortid=2

I would like to get the category view to be static links, as such:

xx.com/watches/index.htm

But then with when they user ends up on the cat_view page, I "think" I want the rest of the links to be dynamic, because its passing in the sort method as well as the page no.    Otherwise the SE's might think I'm spamming. 

Whats the best approach and would your recommend I play with isapi rewrite or linkfreeze? 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Yaroslav
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Joined: 15 August 2002
Posts: 6520
Posted: 28 May 2006 at 4:15am  

Only ISAPI_Rewrite can do this. Here is an example rule:

RewriteRule /cat_([^?/]+)/? /cat_view.asp\?cat=$1&sortid=1 [I,L]
RewriteRule /cat_([^?/]+)/index.htm(\?.+) /cat_view.asp\?$2&cat=$1 [I,L]

And your new URLs should look like
xx.com/cat_watches/
xx.com/watches/index.htm?sortid=1&pageno=2

Please note with ISAPI_Rewrite you will need to change links manually.

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newbie
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Joined: 26 May 2006
Posts: 2
Posted: 30 May 2006 at 10:06am  

Yaroslav,

Thanks very much for the rules!  I'll be playing the next couple of days.  Might bug you again with more questions.

 

Thanks again!!!

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pricelid
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Joined: 27 June 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3
Posted: 27 June 2006 at 7:21am  

Sorry I don't get it - what's the difference between isapi_rewrite and linkFreeze.

What are the relative advantages of both?

Thanks in advance

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Yaroslav
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Posted: 27 June 2006 at 9:57am  

LinkFreeze can do only basic optimisation of a web site, but it can do it almost automatically without editing web pages and changing something on your site. ISAPI_Rewrite is more common tool and can be used not only for SEO, but you will need manually edit links on your site and develop rules for URL rewriting.

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